Army Commemorative Coins, 2011 Kennedy Half Dollars

Welcome back to Something About Coins! The latest U.S. Mint commemorative coins, the 2011 Army Commemorative Coins, are on the market and selling well. Another new release is the 2011 Kennedy Half Dollars. An announcement from the state of Washington regarding thousands of counterfeit coins is circulating the web. A new eco-coin from the United Future World Currency (UFWC) surfaced at this year's World Money Fair in Berlin, and a review is given about the Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo that was held last weekend. Enjoy!

2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coins Sales Debut,
The US Mint today published the debuting sales figures for the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coins. The six Army Commemorative Coins in gold, silver, and clad compositions with both proof and uncirculated versions went on sale Monday, January 31, 2011. Demand for the silver dollars started strongest, followed by the clad half-dollars. The more expensive $5 gold coins brought up the rear ... Click for coin article

2011 Kennedy Half-Dollars in Bags and Two-Roll Sets,
The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for bags and two-roll sets containing the 2011 Kennedy Half-Dollars at noon Eastern Time (ET) on February 15, 2011. The bags are priced at $134.95, and the two-roll sets are priced at $34.95. The 200-coin bags contain equal quantities of circulating quality 2011 Kennedy Half-Dollars from the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia. Each bag is marked with a "P" and "D," representing the mints of origin, and "$100," the ... Click for coin article

Counterfeit coins from China turning up in Wash. state,
PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Counterfeit coins by the thousands are turning up in Washington state, and authorities are warning coin collectors to be on the lookout for them. All or most of the counterfeits appear to be from China. "Stacks of ingots, bars, all kinds of stuff - they make everything from pennies all the way up to silver dollars," says Port Angeles police officer Duane Benedict. "China is making these things by the thousands." Several of the fake coins were recently sold to a Port Angeles ... Click for coin article

UFWC Releases Prototype Eco-Coin in Ecosilver,
The organizers of the United Future World Currency (UFWC) have launched the world's first ever "eco-coin" at this year's World Money Fair. An example of the coin was presented to World Money Fair President Hans-Henning Göhrum and lifetime President Mr. Albert Beck on the occasion of the Fair's 40th anniversary. This year's activities took place in Berlin from January 28-30, 2011, at the Estrel Convention Centre. At a ceremony attended by the organizers of the UFWC along with ... Click for coin article

Cash in on your coins,
The 40th anniversary of "D-Day" – Decimal Day – is this Tuesday. It marks the date when we emptied our pockets of shillings, florins, tanners, old pennies and farthings one last time before filling them up with shiny new pence. But collectors rummaging around for the very first blue-wallet decimal sets from 1971 should not get too excited about cashing in on the anniversary. They are typically worth little more than face value, because so many sets were produced ... Click for coin article

Milestones at Long Beach show,
A rockin’ David Hall and quite a rock – a 100-ounce gold nugget helped make events surrounding the Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo held Feb. 3-5 memorable. On the eve of the convention Professional Coin Grading Service officials and authorized dealers joined Hall to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the third-party grading service. Since then, more than 20 million coins with a combined market value of over $20 billion have been certified ... Click for coin article

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